A root canal is an effective treatment for patients suffering from tooth infection. It helps retain your natural tooth and avoid tooth extraction. When your tooth becomes infected due to cavities or cracks, a root canal treatment can ease the pain and make your mouth healthy again. Visit Northland Village Dental Centre to get your root canal treatment in Calgary. We accept new patients. Our team is committed to help our patients maintain their oral health and provide them with the best possible care they deserve.
Each tooth has a tissue-filled space inside called the pulp. This pulp is sensitive, and it becomes infected when bacteria eat through a tooth's enamel and affect the tissues within. You need a root canal to remove the affected pulp and seal the tooth again when this happens.
Here's what you can expect from the procedure:
Our dentist will create an opening in your tooth to access the infected or decaying pulp. We will remove the tissue and sanitize the inside of your tooth to prevent further decay and possible tooth loss. We will then fill the space with a permanent material called gutta-percha to keep the tooth healthy and intact.
The first sign of any dental issue is discomfort, often accompanied by pain. Therefore, if you experience any discomfort while eating or at any other time, you should visit a dentist and take early preventive measures. More specifically, to root canals, if you experience or notice any of the following symptoms, do stop by for a checkup:
According to the tooth condition, some difficult root canal treatment may need the referral to root canal specialists for further evaluation and treatment.
Root canal treatment is an alternative to tooth extraction and helps preserve your natural teeth. Your dentist might recommend this treatment if your tooth pulp is infected. If you have been experiencing a severe toothache, swelling or tenderness in the gum, consult our dentists immediately. Advantages of root canal treatment are:
• Improves the functionality of your teeth
• Prevents infections from spreading
• Helps avoid further complications
• Reduces pain and discomfort
The procedure involved in getting a root canal treatment done is pretty straightforward. It will start with your dentist administering an anesthetic to the affected area so that you do not feel any pain during the treatment. Even if you do, it is often minimal and bearable. Then, your dentist will make an access hole in your enamel to allow them to access the affected area in the soft tissue. After, the actual process of doing away with the problem begins. To avoid any further infection, the affected area will be cleaned, disinfected and sealed after the affected soft tissue is rid of the problem. Finally, the root cancel will be covered with a crown.
The entire procedure is often completed in 1-2 sittings.
It is common to experience sensitivity following your root canal treatment, especially if you were experiencing discomfort before the procedure. One of the things you can do is to relax and avoid biting on or chewing hard items on that side. This helps to prevent further harm and speed up your recovery after the procedure.
After the root canal procedure, your dentist can recommend getting a customized dental crown to complete the restoration process. The crown will help protect the inner side of your tooth, allowing you to chew normally. Your dentist will take impressions of your mouth to ensure that the crown is a precise fit for your tooth.
After the treatment is complete, you may experience some numbness in your lips and teeth. This is completely normal and is nothing to be alarmed by. This numbness is likely to disappear sometime after the effect of the anesthetic wears off. Later on, you are likely to feel pain for one to two days. In this case, you can consult with the dentist and take painkillers that will help minimize the discomfort.
We know that the majority of people fear going to the dentist. We strive to offer compassionate care in a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our patients. From proper root canal diagnosis to treatment, the team at Northland Village Dental Centre can take great care of your oral health while always putting your comfort and safety first. Our reliable dentists will assess your dental health and degree of your tooth condition and will provide you with a detailed consultation on the suitable root canal treatment for you.
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Many patients feel nervous before a root canal, which is completely normal. Nowadays, root canal treatments have become faster and more comfortable with new techniques and tools than ever before. You can also count on our dentists for preventive, cosmetic and restorative dentistry services. To schedule a root canal in Calgary, call us immediately.
Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about the root canal treatment:
It's a common misconception that root canals are painful and should be avoided at all costs. While this might be true decades ago, times have changed drastically since then. While you may experience a mild discomfort, generally a root canal procedure is no more painful than having a cavity filled.
The duration of the dental treatment will depend on the complexity of your issue. Some endodontists complete the root canal in one session, while others take multiple visits to allow the tooth to dry and sterilize it again before filling. The overall time of the treatment is also affected by the number of root canal visits.
How Long Does It Take for a Root Canal to Heal?
Most patients recover within a week or less after the procedure.
What Are the Protective Measures to Avoid the Procedure in the Future?
You can prevent tooth decay by practicing good oral hygiene daily. To help prevent your teeth from decay, refrain from consuming a lot of sugar and acidic beverages such as soda and fruit juices.